WIRR 2017, December Week 1

Last week I discussed the new Elizabeth Hotel and included a photo of the parking garage. This week I have a picture of the hotel’s facade itself. It’s a similar black & white vertical image, making me wish a little that I could go back in time and change last week’s selection. Similarities aside, this is still my favorite image of the week.

The Elizabeth Hotel

Fujifilm X-T2, Fujinon XF 18-55 f/2.8-4 R LM OIS at 48mm, f/6.4 at 1/350, ISO 200.

Digital Darkroom. I started with the usual tweaks to exposure and contrast. I cropped and straightened it to make sure it was as vertical as I could make it. I increased contrast and plunged the blacks to make this photo all about the patterns. I finished it off by adjusting the luminance of each of the color channels to again emphasize the patterns.

WIRR stands for Weekly Image Rich Ruh. This regular feature on Das Has von Ruh will show and describe my favorite photo created during this weekly period. My weeks start on Mondays, as does the WIRR. I’m hoping to include commentary on the story, the setting, the specs, or the sentiments, depending on the circumstances.